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Investigators say Tesla Autopilot sped up before fatal Model X crash

Federal investigators said Thursday that a Tesla Model X traveling on Autopilot in California sped up before crashing into an highway barrier, killing its driver and striking two other cars. A preliminary report was made available by the National Transportation Safety Board detailing the moments before and after the March crash near Mountain View...

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Cadillac XT4 will add Super Cruise (eventually)

Cadillac's Super Cruise promises cutting-edge semi-autonomous driving, and the Cadillac's 2019 XT4 has just been revealed before it goes on sale later this year. An obvious pairing? For now, Cadillac says, its newest crossover won't offer its latest safety technology. Cadillac spokesman Donny Nordlicht confirmed to Motor Authority that...

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2019 Porsche 911 teased with nod to future hybrid

Porsche promises the next-generation 911 will be the same sports car we know and love, only better. On Friday, the brand released official teaser images and a lengthy preview of the 992-generation 911 touching on the topics of autonomous driving, connectivity, and electrification. The teaser images feature August Achleitner, chief engineer for the 911...

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Nissan developing technology to read your thoughts

Imagine a world where you can send instructions to your car with your thoughts alone. It might sound like science fiction but Nissan is actually attempting to develop such a system. The Japanese automaker on Wednesday said it was developing a technology called Brain-to-Vehicle, or B2V, which will enable cars to interpret signals from the driver's...

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Nissan developing technology to read your thoughts

Imagine a world where you can send instructions to your car with your thoughts alone. It might sound like science fiction but Nissan is actually attempting to develop such a system. The Japanese automaker on Wednesday said it was developing a technology called Brain-to-Vehicle, or B2V, which will enable cars to interpret signals from the driver's...

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BMW iNext due in 2021 could be badged an i9

BMW on Monday confirmed it secured the naming rights for potential vehicles ranging from an i1 to i9, as well as from an iX1 to iX9, with the iX-prefixed names indicating vehicles with an SUV body style. BMW also confirmed on Monday that its much-hyped iNext due in 2021 will be its “technology flagship,” as the vehicle will combine...

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Volvo delivers first self-driving cars to families in Drive Me project

Volvo is undertaking an ambitious project where up to 100 of its self-driving prototypes will be handed over to regular customers in Gothenburg, Sweden, the automaker's hometown. The customers will drive the prototypes in everyday conditions, including on approximately 31 miles of selected roads (shown below) where the vehicles are able to operate in...

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Rinspeed explores plug-and-play chassis with Snap concept

Swiss automotive think tank Rinspeed is returning to the Consumer Electronics Show next year with a concept that demonstrates a possible future where the chassis and body of a car can go their separate ways. The result is that cars, or at least their bodies, could also offer meaningful immobile use. Rinspeed's Snap concept, which will debut at next...

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Ford to build electric SUV in Mexico instead of Michigan

Ford in 2015 outlined plans for 13 new electrified cars to be launched by 2020, one of which will be an electric SUV with a range of 300 miles. The original plan was to build the SUV at Ford's Flat Rock plant in Michigan, where Ford is spending $700 million to transform the site into a hub for electric and self-driving car development. However, Ford...

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Fisker reveals Orbit self-driving shuttle

Henrik Fisker is yet to launch the first product from his revived Fisker automotive brand, the much-hypered EMotion electric sport sedan, but he's already hinting at another model for the brand. Fisker tweeted this first image of what he's calling the Orbit, an electric self-driving shuttle for "smart cities," this past Sunday. While the EMotion sedan won't...

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